Thursday, December 27, 2012

All He Lost for Christmas Was His Two Front Teeth.....

We've really been trying to crack down on the boys running on the stairs.  Usually it's the speed they come down that freaks me out.  They figure since they've got both hands hanging on the banister, they're good.  (It's just what if the banister comes loose from the wall??)
Last week Nathan decided he needed to run up the stairs for something, tripped, and barked his shin pretty good, ending up with a rather impressive bruise.
Yesterday, we're only wishing it would have been his shin.....
He was running up the stairs to get a toy to show "Uncle" Seth, and tripped near the top.  Apparently his teeth took the brunt of the fall.... He left one laying on the stairs, and the other was pretty much just dangling. He also bit a pretty good chunk out of his bottom lip.  He really wanted us to pull the other tooth (it was moving around every time he opened his mouth), but I couldn't get a grip on it (baby teeth are so tiny!), so I took him to the dentist this morning (they were closed yesterday).  They removed it with no problem.
The x-ray showed no apparent injury to his permanent teeth, but we better get used to his toothless grin, because it's looking like it'll be that way for a while.

Photo: ♪♫ All he lost for Christmas was his two front teeth.....  (Ouch.)
Love him!  He was so brave.  Other than the initial injury, he really didn't cry that much - even at the dentist, when they were digging around in his mouth and bumping his very swollen lip.  We treated him to ice cream and onion rings afterwards (first food he'd had since breakfast yesterday), and apparently that cures all!


Tricia Goodwin said...

Glad he was so brave! Natalie was messing around one time while brushing her teeth and slipped and hit her mouth on the counter with the toothbrush still in her mouth. Knocked one of her front teeth loose. Took her to the dentist and discovered that the roots of both front teeth were being reabsorbed. Had to have them both pulled in order to save her permanent teeth. :-( She was 3. Now she is 6 1/2 and is finally getting her permanent teeth in there! I'm so excited to see her with teeth there again, it's been so very long! Ha ha. Fortunately, you shouldn't have to wait that long. :-)

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